A Manchester man faces drug-related charges after a witness allegedly saw him using a hypodermic needle in the Lakehurst Diner parking lot Wednesday.
Officers Iain James and Joseph DePasquale were called to the Lakehurst Diner on a report of a man using a hypodermic needle near a vehicle. When the officers arrived, the man, 21-year-old Kenneth Funk of Manchester, was leaving the Route 70 parking lot on foot, Heinzman said.
Police found "numerous" pieces of drug paraphernalia at the scene, Heinzman said.
When the officers told Funk he was being arrested, the man allegedly "became uncooperative with the officers and attempted to resist arrest," Heinzman said.
Funk was charged with possession of controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia, possession of a hypodermic needle, being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance and resisting arrest, Heinzman said.
Funk was processed at police department headquarters and taken to the Ocean County Jail in Toms River where he is being held on $2,500 bail, no 10 percent option, according to the sergeant.
DePasquale and James were assisted by Sgt. Brian Baranyay, Heinzman said.